Options for geographical analysis in QlikView

By Barry Harmsen

With over 80% of data* having a spatial component,Geographical analysis in QlikView geographical analysis can add a powerful new dimension to almost any reporting environment. In the coming time I intend to review the various methods of extending QlikView with geographical analysis capabilities, describing how to apply these methods and what their pro’s and cons are.

Read on to see the options I have identified so far.

  • Using a Scatterplot:
    • Static map background image;
    • Google Maps/OpenStreetmap with a dynamic background image;

Besides these possibilities, which should all work with QlikView 9, I can imagine that the new extension capabilities of QlikView 10 could create a whole new range of options. For example, I would like to see an extension that wraps the Geomap option of Google’s Visualization API.

Do you know of any other options for geographical analysis in QlikView? If so, then please feel free to drop me a note in the comments and I will add them to the list.

* A completely unsubstantiated figure that I have heard mentioned at conferences a few times, mostly by GIS vendors 😉